POST 1945 POTTERIES

The only potteries to survive the War were Watcombe and Longpark, the latter had limited production, while Watcombe was producing in quantity until 1962

Two new major potteries started up these being Dartmouth in 1948/9 and Babbacombe in 1953. They are individually featured here and can be viewed by clicking on the list on the lower right of this page.

Many small potteries sprang up in Devon in the later years to meet the return of the tourists and holiday makers for souvenir and craft pottery but only a few produced traditional style Torquay wares.

Below is a list and a few photographs from each of the smaller “other potteries” of Devon and nearby counties where Torquay Pottery influence or workers there made of interest to collectors.

We have now provided separate pages for some of these as shown in red. Some information on the others can be provided if requested. Should anybody have good detailed information on any of them we would also be very pleased to know of it.

OTHER POTTERIES

Axe Vale – Britannia Designs – Brixham – Buckfast – Carter – Churston – Dartmoor – Devon Ceramics – Devonia – Devonway – Kingswear – Lotus – Milton Head – New Devon – Priddoe’s – Radleigh – Scores – Stuart Bass – Torbay – Wellhouse – Wilson & Purdy – Will Young (Runnaford).

Pottery marks, backstamps and brief details of some of these potteries as well as over 250 other Torquay, Devon and West Country potteries can be found in the TPCS Marks Book, see details and link on our Books page.